Search for your book using the catalog. Log in to request it directly from the catalog, or retrieve it from the shelves and bring it to the Circulation Desk to check out.
|Law Library Location||Loan Period for UW Law Students|
|Bar Reserves, Circulation Desk L1||UW Law ONLY, 4 hours|
|Classified Stacks, L1 & L2||12 weeks, subject to recall|
|Compact Stacks, L2||12 weeks, subject to recall|
|Course Reserves, Circulation Desk L1||4 hours|
|Equipment, Circulation Desk L1||end of the day|
|Good Reads, L1||12 weeks, subject to recall|
|Microfiche & Microfilm, Reference Area L1||12 weeks, subject to recall|
|Reference Area, L1||4 hours|
Request materials from other UW Libraries through the catalog or visit the library in person to check materials out. Map of all UW Libraries. Most UW Libraries materials check out for 12 weeks, subject to recall.
You can find materials at other Pacific Northwest academic institutions (called "Summit") through the catalog. Log in to request delivery of these materials to the hold shelf at the Circulation Desk. Most Summit materials check out for 6 weeks, subject to recall.
When you request items using the library catalog "Request UW Item", "Request Summit Item", or fill out the ILL form, your items will come to the law library circulation desk hold shelf when they arrive.
How long do books take to arrive after being requested? Approximate times:
Hold shelf items expire: Most items generally stay on the hold shelf for two weeks, after which your hold will expire and the item will be released back out into the wild for other borrowers to request.
Email notification: You will receive an email when the item arrives at the desk.
If you can't find the book you're looking for, we want to know! Come to the Circulation Desk. We'll help you look for it, and make it missing in the catalog if it's not checked out and not on the shelves. The only way we know to replace missing books is if you let us know they're missing!
The law library buys at least one copy of required texts for law school courses (excluding statutory supplements) and put these items on course reserve for you to check out. More information about how to find reserves, checkout periods, and policies.
You can check out a bunch of useful items from the Circulation Desk to make your life easier. We have chargers, yoga mats, umbrellas, and more! Plus other useful complimentary items such as kleenex, ear plugs, and tylenol, and other first aid supplies. Check here for a complete list.
Sometimes UW Libraries and Summit don't have the books you're looking for. In those situations, fill take a look at the Interlibrary Loan page, to find out how our Resource Sharing Department can help you request a book from an outside library.
You can designate another law student to pick your hold shelf items up for you.
To do so, email email@example.com with the subject "Proxy Borrower Request". Explain that you'd like to appoint another student as a borrower for you and give us their name and NetID. Be sure to email us from your UW email address.
Questions about proxy borrowing? Contact Head of Circulation Services, Alena Wolotira.